Green Beans & Bacon

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"This is an old recipe that I have had since the 70's. It is off one of those mail order recipe cards. (before the internet). You can cook the bacon in a microwave oven. (this wasn't around either). Because it is served cold it makes a great summer side dish. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (130.2 g)
  • Calories 238.1
  • Total Fat - 20 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.8 mg
  • Sodium - 523.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 3 g
  • Protein - 8.5 g
  • Calcium - 34.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine beans, onions, salad oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt and the pepper; toss lightly. Cover and chill.

Step 2

Just before serving, drain bean mixture and toss with bacon.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

I love this easy salad tastes great

review by:
(29 Nov 2020)


These were easy to make with ingredients I usually have at home. I liked the marinade. It was nice to have a marinade without sugar.

review by:
(8 May 2018)

Mia in Germany

We loved, loved, loved this one!! This kind of salad was a staple when I was a child, but this was the first time I had it with bacon in it. Sooo good!! Thanks for sharing, I'll always make it this way now! Made for FYC game on FFF

review by:
(4 Mar 2018)

Susie D

Loved these! While I enjoy green bean salads they often get a pass from another family member. These didn't and I was surprised at how much they raved about these. Maybe bacon was the magic ingredient. LOL I made as directed except for adding a 1/4 t of red pepper flakes and will be making these again and again. Thank you for sharing a new favorite recipe!

review by:
(8 Nov 2016)


Excellent cold bean dish! I made one small change by adding one clove of chopped garlic. Will make again.

review by:
(9 Jun 2016)


What a great dish this is, we really enjoyed it!!! I used leftover cooked beans for this and Mmmmmmmmm.

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(7 Jun 2016)